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What Should People Get Rid Of When They Move?

What Should People Get Rid Of When They Move

Is it time to move out?

What should you keep and what leave behind?

Besides the obvious, what are things that accumulate that we have trouble getting rid of?

Gifts Which We Already Possess in a Similar Form

Anything from glassware and kitchenware to clothing we don’t wear or like at all. When someone receives a present like this they can’t just throw it away or give it to someone else, it’s a gift, after all.

The logical thing to do is to stash it in a less visible space at home but in time things like this turn into a pile and become a burden for taking too much free space at home.

Empty Glass Containers

Jars, bottles and anything else you keep at home as a container for seeds, seasonings as well as canned food, accumulate a lot of household waste. Many of us don’t throw it away because glass containers can be successfully upcycled into some astounding home decorations and may be used for a variety of DIY projects.

Having not enough free time, though, only leaves you with tonnes of glass that will not be upcycled anytime soon so we suggest throwing it away as soon as you empty it from its original content.

Non-functional Household Appliances

When a home appliance stops working properly you either repair it or throw it away. But this is not what many of us do. We’ve seen a lot of people keeping damaged and not working appliance at home even after already buying a new one. When asking them why they do it, they usually think it can probably be repaired or given to someone in need who will repair it for them.

According to the Fantastic Removals company, the yearly average of people doing in their records is up 5%!

Our advice in this scenario is to check out if the broken gadget can be repaired and if not, throw it away or give it for recycling ASAP. You don’t need a gadget that no one is using and probably never will unless you can use it for spare parts if you have bought a new one of the exact same model.

What should people get rid of when they move?

These three are the ones that most people forget about when moving out:

Curtains and Blinds

You won’t be needing these at the new address for several reasons:

  • they probably won’t fit;
  • the chances of having the same size of windows are close to 0%
  • getting rid of them is a good start to change your interior design in the new home


For a similar reason as with the curtains, a carpet that currently fits well into your room will probably have to be resized in order to fit into a new home. In case the rooms inside the new property are bigger, there will be too much of free space left on the floor which makes the old carpet is not a good fit.

Cooker Hood Ducting

It’s almost sure you will get your cooker hood with you after moving out (if moving out from an owned property). Help yourself by throwing the old ducting, you will need a new one because the distance from the hood to the ventilation pipe at the new building will most probably be different. If you find it difficult to decide, ask for help from family or friends. To leave possessions behind can be a challenge.

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